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The couple ran 6,504 miles (10,467km) in 15 months © Katharine & David Lowrie

Meet the couple who ran the length of South...

Mon, 11/06/2018
We interview Katharine Lowrie: part of a record-breaking couple who sailed the Atlantic to begin an ultra-marathon through South America, all to raise money and awareness for wildlife and wild places.
© NATURAMA

Un partenariat en béton pour la conservation de...

Thu, 07/06/2018
C’est une première au Burkina Faso… Une histoire d’amour entre l’organisation nationale de conservation de la nature NATURAMA (BirdLife - Burkina Faso) et la cimenterie privée CIMBURKINA qui ont la volonté commune de conjuguer leurs efforts et de nouer un partenariat solide pour renforcer la conservation de la nature et améliorer les conditions de vie des communautés sur les sites d’exploitation de la cimenterie.
An alliance between a conservation organisation and a cement company is benefiting the community © NATURAMA

A concrete partnership for nature conservation in...

Thu, 07/06/2018
It’s a first for Burkina Faso... a love story between environmental organization NATURAMA (BirdLife - Burkina Faso) and the private cement factory CIMBURKINA. Their common aim is to strengthen nature conservation and improve community livelihoods at the cement plant's operating sites.
Colombia is home to 1,877 bird species, including the Andean Cock-of-the-rock © Lisa Strachan

Protecting birds through war and peace: our...

Mon, 04/06/2018
While armed conflict in Colombia may be over, an influx of illegal miners and loggers means our newest Partner’s collaborative approach to conservation has never been more important.
Mount Nimba Nature reserve supports species like this pregnant toad, about to give birth to live young © Sandberger-Loua L, Müller H, Rödel M-O

Fighting rural poverty: community empowered to...

Tue, 29/05/2018
It’s an unfortunate fact: people living near Important Biodiversity Areas are often very poor and depend solely on the exploitation of natural resources for their livelihoods. Now, a project is working to buck this trend, empowering communities to improve their lot by using resources sustainably.
Janneh, Salia and Augustine from the Gola Cocoa Team carry a basket of fermented beans ready to be laid out to dry © R Anstead / Twin

Eat chocolate, save a rainforest - the Gola Cocoa...

Wed, 23/05/2018
Sounds too good to be true? A project is stopping deforestation and community exploitation in Sierra Leone through the power of cocoa.
Zire Sbekha School in Mauritaina has no electricity, but the community is very active in conservation

Many voices, one song: children across Africa...

Fri, 11/05/2018
In honour of World Migratory Bird Day, school children from across the African-Eurasian flyway perform songs that pay homage to the birds that pass through their country. Every song is different, but their message is the same: we must all join together to protect our migratory birds.
The Micronesian Scrubfowl (Endangered) is one of the only species to incubate its eggs using volcanic heat © Island Conservation

Incredible “Incubator Bird” to be saved by rat...

Tue, 08/05/2018
Kayangel Atoll is set to become the first inhabited island in the Pacific nation of Palau to be cleared of rats. As well as a healthier ecosystem for fascinating Endangered birds, residents look forward to better livelihoods through increased crop yields.
The Barn Swallow crosses the Sahara Desert on its migration © Derek Keats

Don’t get in a flap, get into FLAP: a new...

Fri, 04/05/2018
The Friends of Landbirds Action Plan (FLAP for short), created by BirdLife and the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), encourages people from all walks of life to share information, educate and spread the word to protect our landbirds on their migration over vast continents. And you’re invited.
Rat control has given the Giraffe Weevil a better chance of survival in New Zealand © Steve Reekie

The Lazarus Effect: protect one species,...

Thu, 08/03/2018
Pest control is saving more than just the Kiwi: species that haven't been seen for years are reappearing in New Zealand's forests. Ann Graeme shares inspiring stories of native birds, plants and insects that have returned after community conservation for a different species - "The Lazarus Effect."
Nigeria's first women-driven mangrove restoration project is already succeeding © Enobong Bassey

Women are championing mangrove conservation in...

Mon, 05/03/2018
A women-led civil society group in Nigeria is empowering women and the whole community to protect Nigeria’s extremely productive but disappearing mangrove forests, which provide abundant services to the marine environment and people.
El primer proyecto en Nigeria de rehabilitación de manglares liderado por mujeres ya es un éxito© Enobong Bassey

Las mujeres lideran la conservación de manglares...

Mon, 05/03/2018

Un grupo de mujeres trabaja de manera incansable para revertir las amenazas

O primeiro projeto de recuperação de mangais conduzido por mulheres já está a produzir resultados © Enobong Bassey

Mulheres defendem a conservação do mangal na...

Mon, 05/03/2018

Um grupo de mulheres trabalha incansavelmente para reverter as ameaças potencia

© Enobong Bassey

Les femmes aux devants de la conservation des...

Mon, 05/03/2018
Un groupe de la société civile dirigé par des femmes au Nigéria, la Société pour les femmes et les groupes vulnérables, autonomise les femmes et les communautés pour la protection des forêts de mangroves au Nigéria qui sont extrêmement productives mais sont en passe de disparaitre.
The Rhinoceros Iguana, classed as Vulnerable to extinction, is only found on the island of Hispaniola © Pixabay

Project to save the “Rhinoceros of the Caribbean...

Fri, 02/03/2018
A successful habitat restoration project in the Dominican Republic has been awarded prestigious certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council, in recognition of its services to nature and the local community. It’s a shining example of what can be achieved when companies and NGOs work together.
Mar Chiquita lake harbours most of the planet's Chilean Flamingos © Pablo Rodriguez Merkel

2018 Birdfair project announced: a haven for...

Fri, 23/02/2018
This year’s British Birdwatching Fair will support the creation of Argentina's largest national park, in the process providing a haven to nearly a million flamingos and shorebirds.
Over half the world's known bird species were spotted last year, including the Common Redpoll © Missy Mandel

Join the bird count extravaganza of the year –...

Fri, 09/02/2018
Great Backyard Bird Count will take place February 16 to 19 – but you don’t need a backyard to take part. Citizens record the birds they see in parks, nature centres, balconies and beaches. Ordinary people the world over will be providing scientists with crucial information. Be one of them!
Eco-clubs have given locals a new appreciation of the Amur Falcon © Thangam Velusamy / Shutterstock

From slaughter to spectacle - education inspires...

Mon, 29/01/2018
Five years ago, hundreds of thousands of migrating Amur Falcons were being slaughtered annually in northeast India. Today, they are celebrated.